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== Cities ==
* [[Ulan Bator|Ulaanbaatar]] (capital)
== Roads ==
Mongolia... the land of dusty, unpaved, unmaintained, "roads", in absolutely the worst shape, that this hitchhiker has ever seen (though I've only been to North America, Europe, Russia, and Northern Asia). Also, or maybe because of that, there is next to no traffic on the major thoroughfare across the southern part of the country. People are mostly, quite willing to pick you up, but there just aren't that many people. Walking sometimes staves off the boredom of just sitting and waiting.
There are just a couple hundred km of paved road from [[Ulan Bator|Ulaanbaatar]] in
some directions and that's it. No roads, no signs. The trunk roads out of Ulaanbaatar are paved and reasonably trafficked. Be careful if you walk out of the cities, along the ''roads'' so you don't get lost, and take water with you. Confusingly, names of cities equal names of states, so make sure city and state match.
== Border Crossing ==
=== To [[China]] ===
Hitchhiking from Ulaanbaatar to Zamyn Yyd (Chinese border) is not too difficult. The ''road'' (half of the way down is paved) stays close to the Transmongolian Railway and gives you the security not to die of thirst. [[User:Worldhitch|Worldhitch]] also got a lift by the great Defektoskop train.
== Sleeping ==